Man Holds Suspects at Gunpoint During Attempted Burglary
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
In the late night hours of September 9th the Furnas County Sheriff's Office received a report of an attempted burglary at the Long Branch Saloon in Oxford.
The owner's boyfriend, Tom Hellner, made contact with the two suspects and held them at gunpoint until law enforcement arrived about 20 minutes later.
"I grabbed my shorts, my flip-flops and my nine-millimeter," said Hellner of his actions when he heard someone was breaking into his girlfriend's business in the middle of the night.
When asked if he was scared during the incident Hellner said he was not and went on to say that he made conversation with the two suspects as he held them at gunpoint.
When asked if he ever imagined that he would have to use his gun when he purchased it, Hellner said "Yes."
It has been confirmed that both suspects were also involved in stealing a pick-up truck from Beaver City. An arrest warrant has been written and law enforcement was awaiting a judge's signature at the time this article was written.